Excessive sweating

Excessive sweating

What causes excessive sweating?

The medical term for excessive sweating is hyperhidrosis. It may only affect the armpits, feet or hands or it may affect all areas supplied by sweat glands. The definitive cause is not known, although hot weather, exercise and anxiety are usually common causes. In some cases an infection or hypoglycaemia (an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood) may play a part.

What can I do?